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Wirth busts SDSU record

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 05/09/2011 10:53:17

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --  Mary Wirth broke an 18-year-old South Dakota State high jump record Saturday at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Saturday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Wirth's leap of five feet 9.75 inches bests the school record of 5-8.75, set in 1993 by Jill Wittenwyler. Wirth tied the record at the Drake Relays last week. Last week's high jump of 5-8.75 ranked second in The Summit League and 43rd in the nation.

Andrea Cota finished first in the long jump with a leap of 18-1.50, the 10th-best jump at SDSU.

Brooke Garner and Michelle Schuch took the first two spots in the discus. Garner notched the first-place spot with a throw of 150-08,while Schuch notched second with 149-06.

The women's 1,600-meter sprint medley also won the event with a time of four minutes 13.19 seconds. The time ranks eighth at SDSU.

Brittany Garner finished the 100-meter dash preliminary race in 12.22 but did not finish the finals. Ashley Odegaard followed Garner with fourth in the preliminaries and third in the finals with a time of 12.16, the fifth-best time at SDSU behind Garner's career-best time of 11.99.

On the men's side, Sean Burns won the shot put with a throw of 51-9.75.

Two men's relay teams tallied top spots. The 4x400-meter relay team won with a time of 3:13.40, ranked eighth at SDSU, while the 1,600-meter sprint medley crossed the finish line with a first-place time of 3:27.45, also ranked eighth at SDSU.

SDSU hosts The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 12-14 at the Sanford Health Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, S.D. Click here for more information.

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